Mak, Vivian Sweep Pac-10 Weekly Awards
Jan. 18, 2011
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Oregon State juniors Leslie Mak and Olivia Vivian have been awarded Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week and Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week honors, respectively, for the Week of Jan. 10-16, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Mak, a native of Toronto, Ontario led Oregon State past No. 15 Ohio State Friday night in the Beavers' second lopsided home win over a ranked opponent, 195.925-193.300. Following a tightly scored opening rotation on the vault, she helped lead her team past the team's initial bumps in the meet to post a season-high team score of 195.925. Mak scored a 9.90 on the bars to help set up her teammate, Vivian, for a career-best 9.975. On the beam, Mak tied her career-high with a score of 9.925 to win the event title. Overall, she finished the meet with an all-around score of 39.100, her third straight meet scoring 39+ points, and the all-around win.
This is Mak's first Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week honor and the 15th in Beavers' history.
For the second time in two weeks, Vivian performed a near-flawless uneven bars routine once again setting a career-high with a 9.975 and the Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week honor. Vivian, a native of Perth, Australia, received a 10.0 from the head judge on the apparatus against Ohio State, the first of her career. Vivian's score earned her the individual title, a feat she has accomplished in all three of OSU's meets so far in 2011. Vivian is the top-ranked gymnast in the nation on the uneven bars.
The Special Performance of the Week nod is Vivian's second in a row this season and Oregon State's 12th all-time.
No. 6 Oregon State travels to Oklahoma this week to face the No. 3 Sooners as well as No. 23 Denver and Centenary Friday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. CT.
Special Performance of the Week: Miranda Russell, ARIZ; Dallas Crawford, CAL; Talia Kushynski, UCLA; Ruby Engreitz, WASH.
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